England picked up a 2-1 win over Poland in the World Cup qualifiers last night and midfielder Declan Rice put on an outstanding display for the Three Lions.
The West Ham United star has been in red hot form this season for club and country and he picked up the man of the match award at the end of the game.
An honour to win this award again! 3 wins out of 3 from the boys! Let’s keep pushing❤️🏴 pic.twitter.com/fsZGfhAwxk
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) March 31, 2021
Former England international and popular pundit Gary Lineker has shared his reaction to Rice’ display against Poland.
He tweeted after the game:
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) March 31, 2021
Rice will be delighted with the praise from former England stars and he will be looking to continue his development and improve further. He is one of the main reasons why the Hammers are in with a chance of Champions League qualification this season.
The 22-year-old defensive midfielder has established himself as one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League right now and he will be looking to cement his place in the England starting lineup for the upcoming Euros.
Rice has had a very impressive international break with England and he will have certainly made a positive impression on Southgate over the last couple of weeks.
The West Ham star should be one of the first names on the teamsheet for England this summer. The Three Lions do not have a specialist defensive midfielder apart from Rice and his inclusion in the side will add balance to England’s midfield.
Leeds ace Kalvin Phillips is an option for Southgate as well but Rice is far more developed and polished as a player at this stage.